Some people stare at problems and are defeated by despair. Other people set their eyes on pleasure and are overcome by destructive desires. I want to gaze at God and glimpse His glory.
Moses did. “To quote the writer of Hebrews; “By faith he (Moses) left Egypt, not fearing the king’s anger; he persevered because he saw Him who is invisible.” That writer also says: “Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfector of our faith.”
John the Baptist passionately proclaimed an invitation that still rings out in the 21st Century: “Behold the Lamb of God!” Many reading this lived during the Jesus Movement when multitudes saw the living, invisible Jesus. A song we sang goes: “Turn your eyes upon Jesus, look full in His wonderful face, and the things of earth will grow strangely dim, in the light of His glory and grace.”
Yet many don’t see the greatest Light of all, because their supposed lights are too bright in their eyes and their heads are filled with fantasies.
When people are allowed to openly share what God is doing in their lives, sparks of excitement begin to spread in the church and people begin to get hungry for God. They develop spiritual vision. They start to get closer to Him, change the way the have been living, and become spiritually strong. You can see it happening right in front of your eyes.
If you live in the Nashville, Tennessee area and would like help with a God-ward gaze, come and visit The Salvation Army Berry Street Worship Center, where people are allowed to share and testify. It is an amazing thing to see. Sundays at 10:45, 225 Berry Street, Nashville, 37207.